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Panic in Times Square after motorcycle backfire mistaken for gunshots

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posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:38 PM
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Mass panic as people heard a backfire from a motorcycle and thought GUNFIRE !!!!

Happened Tuesday night while Times Square was crowded with people.

People scrambled into restaurants and theatres to get away from what some thought was sure chaos.

Some injuries, no apparent deaths.

Everybodys on edge. Can't figure it out 😎

Panic in Times Square after motorcycle backfire mistaken for gunshots

Chaos erupted in Times Square on Tuesday night as people stormed out of the area when a backfiring motorcycle was mistaken for gunshots.

The false alarm took place around 10 p.m. as a loud boom sent tourists darting into restaurants and theaters, disrupting a performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Shubert Theatre on 44th Street near 7th Avenue.

“Stopped our show tonight due to a motorcycle backfire that was mistaken for a bomb or shooting,” tweeted cast member Gideon Glick.

“Screaming civilians tried to storm our theater for safety… This is the world we live in. This cannot be our world.”





posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:39 PM
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Saw that, it's actually kind of sad.

Sad from so many angles.

People get so whipped up in the narrative and are so fearful, I guess that's a good thing though, if you seek to control them(their minds).



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
Saw that, it's actually kind of sad.

Sad from so many angles.

People get so whipped up in the narrative and are so fearful, I guess that's a good thing though, if you seek to control them(their minds).

My initial thought was, "It's a bunch of liberals in New York. Basically a gun-free metropolis. Be afraid. Be very afraid. And be afraid all the time."



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Liberals will try to ban motorcycles now for causing them anxiety.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:50 PM
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originally posted by: Deplorable

My initial thought was, "It's a bunch of liberals in New York.


That's Times Square which is tourist central, no one from the New York area goes there.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Deplorable

My initial thought was, "It's a bunch of liberals in New York.


That's Times Square which is tourist central, no one from the New York area goes there.


I'm sure all the people that are picking pockets of tourists in times square are native new yorkers.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
I'm sure all the people that are picking pockets of tourists in times square are native new yorkers.


They aren't the ones running.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:54 PM
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They're in fear mongering mode... sad



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: RazorV66

Seriously, I have a turbo car with an ALS - en.wikipedia.org...



It's not so much a street car anymore, but when it was, I did scare the absolute bejezus out of a few people. I can understand why some people who aren't familiar with something like this might interpret it as gunfire, especially if they're unfamiliar with the sounds of actual gunfire.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:30 PM
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Yes, there are cars and motorcycles everywhere that backfire daily.
That is the world we live in.

What ever happened to "Home of the Brave"?
This was pathetic.

There's a reason I don't like going into huge crowds...



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

An Obvious Psych Ops Perpetrated by the Deep State . The NEXT ONE Will be Real . Look Out N.Y. ! Everything that Happens in this Country Today has a Reason behind it . The Master of Puppets at Play ......



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:34 PM
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Imagine how horrifying New Year's Eve and 4th of July will be now...



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:36 PM
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I guess the media is better at spreading fear than the terrorists are.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:43 PM
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One person can start something like that. They overreact and scream something about a shooter . That one person becomes two, two become’s three......... .

At some point herd mentality takes over , flight versus flight, self-preservation and all the other base instincts.
edit on 8-8-2019 by Fallingdown because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: Fallingdown
One person can start something like that. They overreact and scream something about a shooter . That one person becomes two, two become’s three......... .

At some point herd mentality takes over , flight versus flight and self-preservation and all the other base instincts.



Duck and Cover in the 21st Century ....Geez .



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

The media works hard on behalf of the terrorists, spreading their messages of fear far and wide.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 11:26 PM
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This is so dumb.

I hear weapons fire every other month in the southeast side of my city all the time.

Than again Veterans are use to weapons fire, prolly stop and look around for it, huh



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 02:01 AM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash
Imagine how horrifying New Year's Eve and 4th of July will be now...


Groundhog Day will never be the same now 😧



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Point of privilege!!! Please, do NOT let your vehicles backfire, it sounds a lot like a gun and can trigger those who don't know better!!! >.>;;



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Deplorable

My initial thought was, "It's a bunch of liberals in New York.


That's Times Square which is tourist central, no one from the New York area goes there.


This.

and this:


They aren't the ones running.


Quoted for being abso-f'ing-lutely correct.


edit on 8/8/19 by 35Foxtrot because: (no reason given)



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